Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Niger-Delta Militant Group MEND ISSUE OCTOBER 1st WARNING


Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta


On October 1, 2011, The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta
(MEND) intends to place bombs within and in the immediate vicinity of Eagle
square, venue for the proposed 2011 independence anniversary celebrations.

After fifty one years of independence, Nigerians still have nothing to
celebrate.

The general public is strongly advised to consider this as a first and final warning.
No additional warnings will be issued subsequent to deployment or detonation
of these devices which will be novel in nature.

Jomo Gbomo

Sunday, 25 September 2011

Goodluck Jonathan Goes Gaga In Independence Day Church Service! "I am not a General"


In what appears to be an emotional speech during the Inter-denominational service to mark Nigeria's 51st Independence Anniversary, at the National Christian Centre, Abuja, today, Sunday 25th September 2011. The speech is a direct transcript without editing from President Goodluck Jonathan’s Speech.

It is a rare inroad into the President’s state of mind as it was devoid of the usually carefully scripted speech made by the President. We may be dealing with a President under Siege.



I am not a General but I will change Nigeria a Speech by Goodluck Jonathan President of Nigeria.

I thank you for prayers because it is because of it we are even seeing what we are seeing today. You have been praying for us and my request is for you to continue to pray for the government.

You have been praying for us but others will not even want us to move an inch especially those of us who are politicians. But one prayer I will continue to request because if you listen to Nigerians ore read their statement, some Nigerians sill want the President of this country to be a lion or a tiger, somebody that has that kind of strength and force and agility to make things happen the way they think. Some others will want the President to operate like an army general like my Chief of Army Staff commanding his troop. Incidentally, I am not a lion; I am not also a general.

Somebody will want the president to operate like the Kings of Syria, Babylon, Egypt, the pharaoh all powerful people that you read about in the Bible, they want the president to operate that way, the characters of the Goliath, unfortunately I am not one of those.

But God knows why I am here even though I don't have any of those attributes, or those kinds of characters I have used as an example. But through your prayers God placed me here. The only thing I ask you to do for me and that is the prayer I pray every time, is for God to use me to change this country.

I don't need to be a lion, I don't need to be Nebuchadnezzar, I don't need to operate like the Pharaoh of Egypt, I don't need to be an army general but I can change this country without those traits.

You know these days for you to be an intellectual and for people to listen to you, you have to abuse government. Somebody was asking, is Nigeria on an auto pilot? Meaning a plane without a pilot and I say Nigeria is being piloted by God himself.

There is no pilot no matter how many hours you have flown your aircraft and get to your destination if God wants you to stop half way God is in charge and God will take us to our destination.

Is not going to be easy but with God using you and us we will get to where we want to go.

I just got back from the US, the President of America is like the president of the world because is the most powerful country. In most cases if you go for UN General Assembly, if you are to speak immediately after the US President then you are in trouble. Immediately he speaks about two third of the hall will leave because everybody wants to listen to the President of America.

Obama when he spoke commended Nigeria but back home we are being abused. When we had the Security Council meeting outside the General Assembly but here we are being abused. When the President of South Africa, Gabon spoke they commended Nigeria but here we are not being appreciated. But what I can assure you is that Nigeria is on course and with your prayers and guidance of God we will surely get to the destination we are going.


is not going to be easy because just like Rev. Yusuf Turaki said they are Goliaths everywhere, very very terrible Goliaths, the ones that can even kill their father and mother and even their children in other to stop government are willing to do it. So we have these terrible Goliaths that are trying to frustrate but surely with God we will conquer them.

I remember one of the sermons Pastor Ayo gave here, he said every Goliath has an exposed forehead, all the Goliaths that are stumbling blocks to the development and growth of this country, God will exposed their heads for the stone of David.

Brothers and Sisters we are celebrating Nigeria at 51 after the independence but as a baton we are 97 years old because Nigeria was amalgamated in 1914, in 2014 we will celebrate the centenary, our 100 years of existence, we will do a big ceremony. Today, we are celebrating 51 years of independence, definitely Nigeria is moving and with your prayers and God's guidance we all get to where we want to go. Jesus is Lord

Video: President Goodluck Jonathan (Nigeria) Address United Nations General Assembly 21 September 2011

Palestine and Israel! Where We Stand! Written by Mahmoud Abbas and Benjamin Netanyahu


Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas addresses UN General Assembly after submitting application for recognition to UN Chief Ban Ki-moon on Friday, 23 September 2011


Excellencies,

Ladies and Gentlemen,

At the outset, I wish to extend my congratulations to H.E. Mr. Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser on his assumption of the Presidency of the Assembly for this session, and wish him all success.

I reaffirm today my sincere congratulations, on behalf of the Palestine Liberation Organization and the Palestinian people, to the government and people of South Sudan for its deserved admission as a full member of the United Nations, wishing them progress and prosperity.

I also congratulate the Secretary-General, H.E. Mr. Ban Ki-moon, on his election for a new term at the helm of the United Nations. This renewal of confidence reflects the world’s appreciation for his efforts, which have strengthened the role of the United Nations.

Excellencies,

Ladies and Gentlemen,

The Question Palestine is intricately linked with the United Nations via the resolutions adopted by its various organs and agencies and via the essential and lauded role of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East - UNRWA - which embodies the international responsibility towards the plight of Palestine refugees, who are the victims of Al-Nakba (Catastrophe) that occurred in 1948. We aspire for and seek a greater and more effective role for the United Nations in working to achieve a just and comprehensive peace in our region that ensures the inalienable, legitimate national rights of the Palestinian people as defined by the resolutions of international legitimacy of the United Nations.

Excellencies,

Ladies and Gentlemen,

A year ago, at this same time, distinguished leaders in this hall addressed the stalled peace efforts in our region. Everyone had high hopes for a new round of final status negotiations, which had begun in early September in Washington under the direct auspices of President Barack Obama and with participation of the Quartet, and with Egyptian and Jordanian participation, to reach a peace agreement within one year. We entered those negotiations with open hearts and attentive ears and sincere intentions, and we were ready with our documents, papers and proposals. But the negotiations broke down just weeks after their launch.

After this, we did not give up and did not cease our efforts for initiatives and contacts. Over the past year we did not leave a door to be knocked or channel to be tested or path to be taken and we did not ignore any formal or informal party of influence and stature to be addressed. We positively considered the various ideas and proposals and initiatives presented from many countries and parties. But all of these sincere efforts and endeavors undertaken by international parties were repeatedly wrecked by the positions of the Israeli government, which quickly dashed the hopes raised by the launch of negotiations last September.

The core issue here is that the Israeli government refuses to commit to terms of reference for the negotiations that are based on international law and United Nations resolutions, and that it frantically continues to intensify building of settlements on the territory of the State of Palestine.

Settlement activities embody the core of the policy of colonial military occupation of the land of the Palestinian people and all of the brutality of aggression and racial discrimination against our people that this policy entails. This policy, which constitutes a breach of international humanitarian law and United Nations resolutions, is the primary cause for the failure of the peace process, the collapse of dozens of opportunities, and the burial of the great hopes that arose from the signing of the Declaration of Principles in 1993 between the Palestine Liberation Organization and Israel to achieve a just peace that would begin a new era for our region.

The reports of United Nations missions as well as by several Israeli institutions and civil societies convey a horrific picture about the size of the settlement campaign, which the Israeli government does not hesitate to boast about and which it continues to execute through the systematic confiscation of the Palestinian lands and the construction of thousands of new settlement units in various areas of the West Bank, particularly in East Jerusalem, and accelerated construction of the annexation Wall that is eating up large tracts of our land, dividing it into separate and isolated islands and cantons, destroying family life and communities and the livelihoods of tens of thousands of families. The occupying Power also continues to refuse permits for our people to build in Occupied East Jerusalem, at the same time that it intensifies its decades-long campaign of demolition and confiscation of homes, displacing Palestinian owners and residents under a multi-pronged policy of ethnic cleansing aimed at pushing them away from their ancestral homeland. In addition, orders have been issued to deport elected representatives from the city of Jerusalem. The occupying Power also continues to undertake excavations that threaten our holy places, and its military checkpoints prevent our citizens from getting access to their mosques and churches, and it continues to besiege the Holy City with a ring of settlements imposed to separate the Holy City from the rest of the Palestinian cities.

The occupation is racing against time to redraw the borders on our land according to what it wants and to impose a fait accompli on the ground that changes the realities and that is undermining the realistic potential for the existence of the State of Palestine.

At the same time, the occupying Power continues to impose its blockade on the Gaza Strip and to target Palestinian civilians by assassinations, air strikes and artillery shelling, persisting with its war of aggression of three years ago on Gaza, which resulted in massive destruction of homes, schools, hospitals, and mosques, and the thousands of martyrs and wounded.

The occupying Power also continues its incursions in areas of the Palestinian National Authority through raids, arrests and killings at the checkpoints. In recent years, the criminal actions of armed settler militias, who enjoy the special protection of the occupation army, has intensified with the perpetration of frequent attacks against our people, targeting their homes, schools, universities, mosques, fields, crops and trees. Despite our repeated warnings, the occupying Power has not acted to curb these attacks and we hold them fully responsible for the crimes of the settlers.

These are just a few examples of the policy of the Israeli colonial settlement occupation, and this policy is responsible for the continued failure of the successive international attempts to salvage the peace process.

This policy will destroy the chances of achieving a two-State solution upon which there is an international consensus, and here I caution aloud: This settlement policy threatens to also undermine the structure of the Palestinian National Authority and even end its existence.

In addition, we now face the imposition new conditions not previously raised, conditions that will transform the raging conflict in our inflamed region into a religious conflict and a threat to the future of a million and a half Christian and Muslim Palestinians, citizens of Israel, a matter which we reject and which is impossible for us to accept being dragged into.

All of these actions taken by Israel in our country are unilateral actions and are not based on any earlier agreements. Indeed, what we witness is a selective application of the agreements aimed at perpetuating the occupation. Israel reoccupied the cities of the West Bank by a unilateral action, and reestablished the civil and military occupation by a unilateral action, and it is the one that determines whether or not a Palestinian citizen has the right to reside in any part of the Palestinian Territory. And it is confiscating our land and our water and obstructing our movement as well as the movement of goods. And it is the one obstructing our whole destiny. All of this is unilateral.

Excellencies,

Ladies and Gentlemen,

In 1974, our deceased leader Yasser Arafat came to this hall and assured the Members of the General Assembly of our affirmative pursuit for peace, urging the United Nations to realize the inalienable national rights of the Palestinian people, stating: “Do not let the olive branch fall from my hand”.

In 1988, President Arafat again addressed the General Assembly, which convened in Geneva to hear him, where he submitted the Palestinian peace program adopted by the Palestine National Council at its session held that year in Algeria.

When we adopted this program, we were taking a painful and very difficult step for all of us, especially those, including myself, who were forced to leave their homes and their towns and villages, carrying only some of our belongings and our grief and our memories and the keys of our homes to the camps of exile and the Diaspora in the 1948 Al-Nakba, one of the worst operations of uprooting, destruction and removal of a vibrant and cohesive society that had been contributing in a pioneering and leading way in the cultural, educational and economic renaissance of the Arab Middle East.

Yet, because we believe in peace and because of our conviction in international legitimacy, and because we had the courage to make difficult decisions for our people, and in the absence of absolute justice, we decided to adopt the path of relative justice - justice that is possible and could correct part of the grave historical injustice committed against our people. Thus, we agreed to establish the State of Palestine on only 22% of the territory of historical Palestine - on all the Palestinian Territory occupied by Israel in 1967.

We, by taking that historic step, which was welcomed by the States of the world, made a major concession in order to achieve a historic compromise that would allow peace to be made in the land of peace.

In the years that followed - from the Madrid Conference and the Washington negotiations leading to the Oslo agreement, which was signed 18 years ago in the garden of the White House and was linked with the letters of mutual recognition between the PLO and Israel, we persevered and dealt positively and responsibly with all efforts aimed at the achievement of a lasting peace agreement. Yet, as we said earlier, every initiative and every conference and every new round of negotiations and every movement was shattered on the rock of the Israeli settlement expansion project.

Excellencies,

Ladies and Gentlemen,

I confirm, on behalf of the Palestine Liberation Organization, the sole legitimate representative of the Palestinian people, which will remain so until the end of the conflict in all its aspects and until the resolution of all final status issues, the following:

1. The goal of the Palestinian people is the realization of their inalienable national rights in their independent State of Palestine, with East Jerusalem as its capital, on all the land of the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and the Gaza Strip, which Israel occupied in the June 1967 war, in conformity with the resolutions of international legitimacy and with the achievement of a just and agreed upon solution to the Palestine refugee issue in accordance with resolution 194, as stipulated in the Arab Peace Initiative which presented the consensus Arab vision to resolve the core the Arab-Israeli conflict and to achieve a just and comprehensive peace. To this we adhere and this is what we are working to achieve. Achieving this desired peace also requires the release of political prisoners and detainees in Israeli prisons without delay.

2. The PLO and the Palestinian people adhere to the renouncement of violence and rejection and condemning of terrorism in all its forms, especially State terrorism, and adhere to all agreements signed between the Palestine Liberation Organization and Israel.

3. We adhere to the option of negotiating a lasting solution to the conflict in accordance with resolutions of international legitimacy. Here, I declare that the Palestine Liberation Organization is ready to return immediately to the negotiating table on the basis of the adopted terms of reference based on international legitimacy and a complete cessation of settlement activities.

4. Our people will continue their popular peaceful resistance to the Israeli occupation and its settlement and apartheid policies and its construction of the racist annexation Wall, and they receive support for their resistance, which is consistent with international humanitarian law and international conventions and has the support of peace activists from Israel and around the world, reflecting an impressive, inspiring and courageous example of the strength of this defenseless people, armed only with their dreams, courage, hope and slogans in the face of bullets, tanks, tear gas and bulldozers.

5. When we bring our plight and our case to this international podium, it is a confirmation of our reliance on the political and diplomatic option and is a confirmation that we do not undertake unilateral steps. Our efforts are not aimed at isolating Israel or de-legitimizing it; rather we want to gain legitimacy for the cause of the people of Palestine. We only aim to de-legitimize the settlement activities and the occupation and apartheid and the logic of ruthless force, and we believe that all the countries of the world stand with us in this regard.

I am here to say on behalf of the Palestinian people and the Palestine Liberation Organization: We extend our hands to the Israeli government and the Israeli people for peace-making. I say to them: Let us urgently build together a future for our children where they can enjoy freedom, security and prosperity. Let us build the bridges of dialogue instead of checkpoints and walls of separation, and build cooperative relations based on parity and equity between two neighboring States - Palestine and Israel - instead of policies of occupation, settlement, war and eliminating the other.

Excellencies,

Ladies and Gentlemen,

Despite the unquestionable right of our people to self-determination and to the independence of our State as stipulated in international resolutions, we have accepted in the past few years to engage in what appeared to be a test of our worthiness, entitlement and eligibility. During the last two years our national authority has implemented a program to build our State institutions. Despite the extraordinary situation and the Israeli obstacles imposed, a serious extensive project was launched that has included the implementation of plans to enhance and advance the judiciary and the apparatus for maintenance of order and security, to develop the administrative, financial, and oversight systems, to upgrade the performance of institutions, and to enhance self-reliance to reduce the need for foreign aid. With the thankful support of Arab countries and donors from friendly countries, a number of large infrastructure projects have been implemented, focused on various aspects of service, with special attention to rural and marginalized areas.

In the midst of this massive national project, we have been strengthening what we seeking to be the features of our State: from the preservation of security for the citizen and public order; to the promotion of judicial authority and rule of law; to strengthening the role of women via legislation, laws and participation; to ensuring the protection of public freedoms and strengthening the role of civil society institutions; to institutionalizing rules and regulations for ensuring accountability and transparency in the work of our Ministries and departments; to entrenching the pillars of democracy as the basis for the Palestinian political life.

When division struck the unity of our homeland, people and institutions, we were determined to adopt dialogue for restoration of our unity. We succeeded months ago in achieving national reconciliation and we hope that its implementation will be accelerated in the coming weeks. The core pillar of this reconciliation was to turn to the people through legislative and presidential elections within a year, because the State we want will be a State characterized by the rule of law, democratic exercise and protection of the freedoms and equality of all citizens without any discrimination and the transfer of power through the ballot box.

The reports issued recently by the United Nations, the World Bank, the Ad Hoc Liaison Committee (AHLC) and the International Monetary Fund confirm and laud what has been accomplished, considering it a remarkable and unprecedented model. The consensus conclusion by the AHLC a few days ago here described what has been accomplished as a “remarkable international success story” and confirmed the readiness of the Palestinian people and their institutions for the immediate independence of the State of Palestine.

Excellencies,

Ladies and Gentlemen,

It is no longer possible to redress the issue of the blockage of the horizon of the peace talks with the same means and methods that have been repeatedly tried and proven unsuccessful over the past years. The crisis is far too deep to be neglected, and what is more dangerous are attempts to simply circumvent it or postpone its explosion.

It is neither possible, nor practical, nor acceptable to return to conducting business as usual, as if everything is fine. It is futile to go into negotiations without clear parameters and in the absence of credibility and a specific timetable. Negotiations will be meaningless as long as the occupation army on the ground continues to entrench its occupation, instead of rolling it back, and continues to change the demography of our country in order to create a new basis on which to alter the borders.

Excellencies,

Ladies and Gentlemen,

It is a moment of truth and my people are waiting to hear the answer of the world. Will it allow Israel to continue its occupation, the only occupation in the world? Will it allow Israel to remain a State above the law and accountability? Will it allow Israel to continue rejecting the resolutions of the Security Council and the General Assembly of the United Nations and the International Court of Justice and the positions of the overwhelming majority of countries in the world?

Excellencies,

Ladies and Gentlemen,

I come before you today from the Holy Land, the land of Palestine, the land of divine messages, ascension of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) and the birthplace of Jesus Christ (peace be upon him), to speak on behalf of the Palestinian people in the homeland and in the the Diaspora, to say, after 63 years of suffering of the ongoing Nakba: Enough. It is time for the Palestinian people to gain their freedom and independence.

The time has come to end the suffering and the plight of millions of Palestine refugees in the homeland and the Diaspora, to end their displacement and to realize their rights, some of them forced to take refuge more than once in different places of the world.

At a time when the Arab peoples affirm their quest for democracy - the Arab Spring - the time is now for the Palestinian Spring, the time for independence.

The time has come for our men, women and children to live normal lives, for them to be able to sleep without waiting for the worst that the next day will bring; for mothers to be assured that their children will return home without fear of suffering killing, arrest or humiliation; for students to be able to go to their schools and universities without checkpoints obstructing them. The time has come for sick people to be able to reach hospitals normally, and for our farmers to be able to take care of their good land without fear of the occupation seizing the land and its water, which the wall prevents access to, or fear of the settlers, for whom settlements are being built on our land and who are uprooting and burning the olive trees that have existed for hundreds of years. The time has come for the thousands of prisoners to be released from the prisons to return to their families and their children to become a part of building their homeland, for the freedom of which they have sacrificed.

My people desire to exercise their right to enjoy a normal life like the rest of humanity. They believe what the great poet Mahmoud Darwish said: Standing here, staying here, permanent here, eternal here, and we have one goal, one, one: to be.

Excellencies,

Ladies and Gentlemen,

We profoundly appreciate and value the positions of all States that have supported our struggle and our rights and recognized the State of Palestine following the Declaration of Independence in 1988, as well as the countries that have recently recognized the State of Palestine and those that have upgraded the level of Palestine’s representation in their capitals. I also salute the Secretary-General, who said a few days ago that the Palestinian State should have been established years ago.

Be assured that this support for our people is more valuable to them than you can imagine, for it makes them feel that someone is listening to their narrative and that their tragedy and the horrors of Al-Nakba and the occupation, from which they have so suffered, are not being ignored. And, it reinforces their hope that stems from the belief that justice is possible in this in this world. The loss of hope is the most ferocious enemy of peace and despair is the strongest ally of extremism.

I say: The time has come for my courageous and proud people, after decades of displacement and colonial occupation and ceaseless suffering, to live like other peoples of the earth, free in a sovereign and independent homeland.

Excellencies,

Ladies and Gentlemen,

I would like to inform you that, before delivering this statement, I submitted, in my capacity as the President of the State of Palestine and Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization, to H.E. Mr. Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations, an application for the admission of Palestine on the basis of the 4 June 1967 borders, with Al-Quds Al-Sharif as its capital, as a full member of the United Nations.

I call upon Mr. Secretary-General to expedite transmittal of our request to the Security Council, and I call upon the distinguished members of the Security Council to vote in favor of our full membership. I also call upon the States that did not recognized the State of Palestine as yet to do so.

Excellencies,Ladies and Gentlemen,

The support of the countries of the world for our endeavor is a victory for truth,freedom, justice, law and international legitimacy, and it provides tremendous support for the peace option and enhances the chances of success of the negotiations.

Excellencies,Ladies and Gentlemen,

Your support for the establishment of the State of Palestine and for its admission to the United Nations as a full member is the greatest contribution to peacemaking in the Holy Land.

I thank you.





Remarks by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to the U.N. General Assembly
by The Prime Minister of Israel on Friday, 23 September 2011


Thank you, Mr. President.

Ladies and gentlemen, Israel has extended its hand in peace from the moment it was established 63 years ago. On behalf of Israel and the Jewish people, I extend that hand again today. I extend it to the people of Egypt and Jordan, with renewed friendship for neighbors with whom we have made peace. I extend it to the people of Turkey, with respect and good will. I extend it to the people of Libya and Tunisia, with admiration for those trying to build a democratic future. I extend it to the other peoples of North Africa and the Arabian Peninsula, with whom we want to forge a new beginning. I extend it to the people of Syria, Lebanon and Iran, with awe at the courage of those fighting brutal repression.

But most especially, I extend my hand to the Palestinian people, with whom we seek a just and lasting peace.

Ladies and gentlemen, in Israel our hope for peace never wanes. Our scientists, doctors, and innovators apply their genius to improve the world of tomorrow. Our artists, our writers, enrich the heritage of humanity. Now, I know that this is not exactly the image of Israel that is often portrayed in this hall. After all, it was here in 1975 that the age-old yearning of my people to restore our national life in our ancient biblical homeland -- it was then that this was branded shamefully, as racism. And it was here in 1980, right here, that the historic peace agreement between Israel and Egypt wasn't praised; it was denounced! And it's here, year after year that Israel is unjustly singled out for condemnation. It's singled out for condemnation more often than all the nations of the world combined. Twenty-one out of the 27 General Assembly resolutions condemn Israel -- the one true democracy in the Middle East.

Well, this is an unfortunate part of the U.N. institution. It's the theater of the absurd. It doesn't only cast Israel as the villain; it often casts real villains in leading roles: Gadhafi's Libya chaired the U.N. Commission on Human Rights; Saddam's Iraq headed the U.N. Committee on Disarmament. You might say: That's the past. Well, here's what's happening now -- right now, today, Hezbollah-controlled Lebanon now presides over the U.N. Security Council. This means, in effect, that a terror organization presides over the body entrusted with guaranteeing the world's security.

You couldn't make this thing up.

So here in the U.N., automatic majorities can decide anything. They can decide that the sun sets rises in the west. But they can also decide -- they have decided -- that the Western Wall in Jerusalem, Judaism's holiest place, is occupied Palestinian territory.

And yet even here in the General Assembly, the truth can sometimes break through. In 1984 when I was appointed Israel's ambassador to the United Nations, I visited the great rabbi of Lubavich. He said to me -- and ladies and gentlemen, I don't want any of you to be offended because from personal experience of serving here, I know there are many honorable men and women, many capable and decent people, serving their nations here -- But here's what the rebbe said to me. He said to me, you'll be serving in a house of many lies. And then he said, remember that even in the darkest place, the light of a single candle can be seen far and wide.

Today I hope that the light of truth will shine, if only for a few minutes, in a hall that for too long has been a place of darkness for my country. So as Israel's prime minister, I didn't come here to win applause. I came here to speak the truth. The truth is -- the truth is that Israel wants peace. The truth is that I want peace. The truth is that in the Middle East at all times, but especially during these turbulent days, peace must be anchored in security. The truth is that we cannot achieve peace through U.N. resolutions, but only through direct negotiations between the parties. The truth is that so far the Palestinians have refused to negotiate. The truth is that Israel wants peace with a Palestinian state, but the Palestinians want a state without peace. And the truth is you shouldn't let that happen.

Ladies and gentlemen, when I first came here 27 years ago, the world was divided between East and West. Since then the Cold War ended, great civilizations have risen from centuries of slumber, hundreds of millions have been lifted out of poverty, countless more are poised to follow, and the remarkable thing is that so far this monumental historic shift has largely occurred peacefully. Yet a malignancy is now growing between East and West that threatens the peace of all. It seeks not to liberate, but to enslave, not to build, but to destroy.

That malignancy is militant Islam. It cloaks itself in the mantle of a great faith, yet it murders Jews, Christians and Muslims alike with unforgiving impartiality. On September 11th it killed thousands of Americans, and it left the twin towers in smoldering ruins. Last night I laid a wreath on the 9/11 memorial. It was deeply moving. But as I was going there, one thing echoed in my mind: the outrageous words of the president of Iran on this podium yesterday. He implied that 9/11 was an American conspiracy. Some of you left this hall. All of you should have.

Since 9/11, militant Islamists slaughtered countless other innocents -- in London and Madrid, in Baghdad and Mumbai, in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, in every part of Israel. I believe that the greatest danger facing our world is that this fanaticism will arm itself with nuclear weapons. And this is precisely what Iran is trying to do.

Can you imagine that man who ranted here yesterday -- can you imagine him armed with nuclear weapons? The international community must stop Iran before it's too late. If Iran is not stopped, we will all face the specter of nuclear terrorism, and the Arab Spring could soon become an Iranian winter.

That would be a tragedy. Millions of Arabs have taken to the streets to replace tyranny with liberty, and no one would benefit more than Israel if those committed to freedom and peace would prevail.

This is my fervent hope. But as the prime minister of Israel, I cannot risk the future of the Jewish state on wishful thinking. Leaders must see reality as it is, not as it ought to be. We must do our best to shape the future, but we cannot wish away the dangers of the present.

And the world around Israelis definitely becoming more dangerous. Militant Islam has already taken over Lebanon and Gaza. It's determined to tear apart the peace treaties between Israel and Egypt and between Israel and Jordan. It's poisoned many Arab minds against Jews and Israel, against America and the West. It opposes not the policies of Israel but the existence of Israel.

Now, some argue that the spread of militant Islam, especially in these turbulent times -- if you want to slow it down, they argue, Israel must hurry to make concessions, to make territorial compromises. And this theory sounds simple. Basically it goes like this: Leave the territory, and peace will be advanced. The moderates will best rengthened, the radicals will be kept at bay. And don't worry about the pesky details of how Israel will actually defend itself; international troops will do the job.

These people say to me constantly: Just make a sweeping offer, and everything will work out. You know, there's only one problem with that theory. We've tried it and it hasn't worked. In 2000 Israel made a sweeping peace offer that met virtually all of the Palestinian demands. Arafat rejected it. The Palestinians then launched a terror attack that claimed a thousand Israeli lives.

Prime Minister Olmert afterwards made an even more sweeping offer, in 2008. President Abbas didn't even respond to it.

But Israel did more than just make sweeping offers. We actually left territory. We withdrew from Lebanon in2000 and from every square inch of Gaza in 2005. That didn't calm the Islamic storm, the militant Islamic storm that threatens us. It only brought the storm closer and made it stronger.

Hezbollah and Hamas fired thousands of rockets against our cities from the very territories we vacated. See, when Israel left Lebanon and Gaza, the moderates didn't defeat the radicals, the moderates were devoured by the radicals. And I regret to say that international troops like UNIFIL in Lebanon and EUBAM in Gaza didn't stopthe radicals from attacking Israel.

We left Gaza hoping for peace.

We didn't freeze the settlements in Gaza, we uprooted them. We did exactly what the theory says: Get out, go back to the 1967 borders, dismantle the settlements.

And I don't think people remember how far we went to achieve this. We uprooted thousands of people from their homes. We pulled children out of -- out of their schools and their kindergartens. We bulldozed synagogues. We even -- we even moved loved ones from their graves. And then, having done all that, we gave the keys of Gaza to President Abbas.

Now the theory says it should all work out, and President Abbas and the Palestinian Authority now could build a peaceful state in Gaza. You can remember that the entire world applauded. They applauded our withdrawal as an act of great statesmanship. It was a bold act of peace.

But ladies and gentlemen, we didn't get peace. We got war. We got Iran, which through its proxy Hamas promptly kicked out the Palestinian Authority. The Palestinian Authority collapsed in a day -- in one day.

President Abbas just said on this podium that the Palestinians are armed only with their hopes and dreams. Yeah, hopes, dreams and 10,000 missiles and Grad rockets supplied by Iran, not to mention the river of lethal weapons now flowing into Gaza from the Sinai, from Libya, and from elsewhere.

Thousands of missiles have already rained down on our cities. So you might understand that, given all this, Israelis rightly ask: What's to prevent this from happening again in the West Bank? See, most of our major cities in the south of the country are within a few dozen kilometers from Gaza. But in the center of the country, opposite the West Bank, our cities are a few hundred meters or at most a few kilometers away from the edge of the West Bank.

So I want to ask you. Would any of you -- would any of you bring danger so close to your cities, to your families? Would you act so recklessly with the lives of your citizens? Israelis are prepared to have a Palestinian state in the West Bank, but we're not prepared to have another Gaza there. And that's why we need to have real security arrangements, which the Palestinians simply refuse to negotiate with us.

Israelis remember the bitter lessons of Gaza. Many of Israel's critics ignore them. They irresponsibly advise Israel to go down this same perilous path again. Your read what these people say and it's as if nothing happened -- just repeating the same advice, the same formulas as though none of this happened.

And these critics continue to press Israel to make far-reaching concessions without first assuring Israel's security. They praise those who unwittingly feed the insatiable crocodile of militant Islam as bold statesmen. They cast as enemies of peace those of us who insist that we must first erect a sturdy barrier to keep the crocodile out, or at the very least jam an iron bar between its gaping jaws.

So in the face of the labels and the libels, Israel must heed better advice. Better a bad press than a good eulogy, and better still would be a fair press whose sense of history extends beyond breakfast, and which recognizes Israel's legitimate security concerns.

I believe that in serious peace negotiations, these needs and concerns can be properly addressed, but they will not be addressed without negotiations. And the needs are many, because Israel is such a tiny country. Without Judea and Samaria, the West Bank, Israel is all of 9 miles wide.

I want to put it for you in perspective, because you're all in the city. That's about two-thirds the length of Manhattan. It's the distance between Battery Park and Columbia University. And don't forget that the people who live in Brooklyn and New Jersey are considerably nicer than some of Israel's neighbors.

So how do you -- how do you protect such a tiny country, surrounded by people sworn to its destruction and armed to the teeth by Iran? Obviously you can't defend it from within that narrow space alone. Israel needs greater strategic depth, and that's exactly why Security Council Resolution 242 didn't require Israel to leave all the territories it captured in the Six-Day War. It talked about withdrawal from territories, to secure and defensible boundaries. And to defend itself, Israel must therefore maintain a long-term Israeli military presence in critical strategic areas in the West Bank.

I explained this to President Abbas. He answered that if a Palestinian state was to be a sovereign country, it could never accept such arrangements. Why not? America has had troops in Japan, Germany and South Korea for more than a half a century. Britain has had an an air base in Cyprus. France has forces in three independent African nations. None of these states claim that they're not sovereign countries.

And there are many other vital security issues that also must be addressed. Take the issue of airspace. Again, Israel's small dimensions create huge security problems. America can be crossed by jet airplane in six hours. To fly across Israel, it takes three minutes. So is Israel's tiny airspace to be chopped in half and given to a Palestinian state not at peace with Israel?

Our major international airport is a few kilometers away from the West Bank. Without peace, will our planes become targets for antiaircraft missiles placed in the adjacent Palestinian state? And how will we stop the smuggling into the West Bank? It's not merely the West Bank, it's the West Bank mountains. It just dominates the coastal plain where most of Israel's population sits below. How could we prevent the smuggling into these mountains of those missiles that could be fired on our cities?

I bring up these problems because they're not theoretical problems. They're very real. And for Israelis, they're life-and- death matters. All these potential cracks in Israel's security have to be sealed in a peace agreement before a Palestinian state is declared, not afterwards, because if you leave it afterwards, they won't be sealed. And these problems will explode in our face and explode the peace.

The Palestinians should first make peace with Israel and then get their state. But I also want to tell you this. After such a peace agreement is signed, Israel will not be the last country to welcome a Palestinian state as a new member of the United Nations. We will be the first.

And there's one more thing. Hamas has been violating international law by holding our soldier Gilad Shalit captive for five years.

They haven't given even one Red Cross visit. He's held in a dungeon, in darkness, against all international norms. Gilad Shalit is the son of Aviva and Noam Shalit. He is the grandson of Zvi Shalit, who escaped the Holocaust by coming to the -- in the 1930s as a boy to the land of Israel. Gilad Shalit is the son of every Israeli family. Every nation represented here should demand his immediate release. If you want to pass a resolution about the Middle East today, that's the resolution you should pass.

Ladies and gentlemen, last year in Israel in Bar-Ilan University, this year in the Knesset and in the U.S. Congress, I laid out my vision for peace in which a demilitarized Palestinian state recognizes the Jewish state. Yes, the Jewish state. After all, this is the body that recognized the Jewish state 64 years ago. Now, don't you think it's about time that Palestinians did the same?

The Jewish state of Israel will always protect the rights of all its minorities, including the more than 1million Arab citizens of Israel. I wish I could say the same thing about a future Palestinian state, for as Palestinian officials made clear the other day-- in fact, I think they made it right here in New York -- they said the Palestinian state won't allow any Jews in it. They'll be Jew-free -- Judenrein. That's ethnic cleansing. There are laws today in Ramallah that make the selling of land to Jews punishable by death. That's racism. And you know which laws this evokes.

Israel has no intention whatsoever to change the democratic character of our state. We just don't want the Palestinians to try to change the Jewish character of our state. We want to give up -- we want them to give up the fantasy of flooding Israel with millions of Palestinians.

President Abbas just stood here, and he said that the core of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is the settlements. Well, that's odd. Our conflict has been raging for -- was raging for nearly half a century before there was a single Israeli settlement in the West Bank. So if what President Abbas is saying was true, then the -- I guess that the settlements he's talking about are Tel Aviv, Haifa, Jaffa, Be'er Sheva. Maybe that's what he meant the other day when he said that Israel has been occupying Palestinian land for 63 years. He didn't say from 1967; he said from1948. I hope somebody will bother to ask him this question because it illustrates a simple truth: The core of the conflict is not the settlements. The settlements are a result of the conflict..

The settlements have to be --it's an issue that has to be addressed and resolved in the course of negotiations. But the core of the conflict has always been and unfortunately remains the refusal of the Palestinians to recognize a Jewish state in any border.

I think it's time that the Palestinian leadership recognizes what every serious international leader has recognized, from Lord Balfour and Lloyd George in 1917, to President Truman in1948, to President Obama just two days ago right here: Israel is the Jewish state.

President Abbas, stop walking around this issue. Recognize the Jewish state, and make peace with us. In such a genuine peace, Israel is prepared to make painful compromises. We believe that the Palestinians should be neither the citizens of Israel nor its subjects. They should live in a free state of their own. But they should be ready, like us, for compromise. And we will know that they're ready for compromise and for peace when they start taking Israel's security requirements seriously and when they stop denying our historical connection to our ancient homeland.

I often hear them accuse Israel of Judaizing Jerusalem. That's like accusing America of Americanizing Washington, or the British of Anglicizing London. You know why we're called "Jews"? Because we come from Judea.

In my office in Jerusalem, there's a -- there's an ancient seal. It's a signet ring of a Jewish official from the time of the Bible. The seal was found right next to the Western Wall, and it dates back 2,700 years, to the time of King Hezekiah. Now, there's a name of the Jewish official inscribed on the ring in Hebrew. His name was Netanyahu. That's my last name. My first name, Benjamin, dates back a thousand years earlier to Benjamin -- Binyamin -- the son of Jacob, who was also known as Israel. Jacob and his 12 sons roamed these same hills of Judea and Samaria 4,000 years ago, and there's been a continuous Jewish presence in the land ever since.

And for those Jews who were exiled from our land, they never stopped dreaming of coming back: Jews in Spain, on the eve of their expulsion; Jews in the Ukraine, fleeing the pogroms; Jews fighting the Warsaw Ghetto, as the Nazis were circling around it. They never stopped praying, they never stopped yearning. They whispered: Next year in Jerusalem. Next year in the promised land.

As the prime minister of Israel, I speak for a hundred generations of Jews who were dispersed throughout the lands, who suffered every evil under the Sun, but who never gave up hope of restoring their national life in the one and only Jewish state.

Ladies and gentlemen, I continue to hope that President Abbas will be my partner in peace. I've worked hard to advance that peace. The day I came into office, I called for direct negotiations without preconditions. President Abbas didn't respond. I outlined a vision of peace of two states for two peoples. He still didn't respond. I removed hundreds of roadblocks and checkpoints, to ease freedom of movement in the Palestinian areas; this facilitated a fantastic growth in the Palestinian economy. But again -- no response. I took the unprecedented step of freezing new buildings in the settlements for 10 months. No prime minister did that before, ever. Once again -- you applaud, but there was no response. No response.

In the last few weeks, American officials have put forward ideas to restart peace talks. There were things in those ideas about borders that I didn't like. There were things thereabout the Jewish state that I'm sure the Palestinians didn't like.

But with all my reservations, I was willing to move forward on these American ideas.

President Abbas, why don't you join me? We have to stop negotiating about the negotiations. Let's just get on with it. Let's negotiate peace.

I spent years defending Israel on the battlefield. I spent decades defending Israel in the court of public opinion. President Abbas, you've dedicated your life to advancing the Palestinian cause. Must this conflict continue for generations, or will we be able our children and our grandchildren to speak in years ahead of how we found a way to end it? That's what we should aim for, and that's what I believe we can achieve.

In two and a half years, we met in Jerusalem only once, even though my door has always been open to you. If you wish, I'll come to Ramallah. Actually, I have a better suggestion. We've both just flown thousands of miles to New York. Now we're in the same city. We're in the same building. So let's meet here today in the United Nations. Who's there to stop us? What is there to stop us? If we genuinely want peace, what is there to stop us from meeting today and beginning peace negotiations?

And I suggest we talk openly and honestly. Let's listen to one another. Let's do as we say in the Middle East: Let's talk "doogri". That means straightforward. I'll tell you my needs and concerns. You'll tell me yours. And with God's help, we'll find the common ground of peace.

There's an old Arab saying that you cannot applaud with one hand. Well, the same is true of peace. I cannot make peace alone. I cannot make peace without you. President Abbas, I extend my hand -- the hand of Israel -- in peace. I hope that you will grasp that hand. We are both the sons of Abraham. My people call him Avraham. Your people call him Ibrahim. We share the same patriarch. We dwell in the same land. Our destinies are intertwined. Let us realize the vision of Isaiah --(Isaiah 9:1in Hebrew) -- "The people who walk in darkness will see a great light." Let that light be the light of peace.

Saturday, 24 September 2011

Revisiting Abia State Governor Theodore Orji's Okija Shrine Video! Fake or Real?

Friday, 23 September 2011

We Have More Than 5 People RAPING NIGERIA!


Rape na Rape! Imagine how horrified we all felt with the ABSU GANG RAPE VIDEO. Now for those that have seen the video, close your eyes and replace the image of the girl (victim), imagine the girl is Nigeria & now replace the image of the 5 evil boys and imagine they are Nigerian leaders! That is exactly what those you call leaders are doing not only to Nigeria but also raping the hell out of generations yet unborn! For those of you who join them by being recipients of stolen funds you are just as evil as the rapists, and you are slowly but steadily bleeding Nigeria to death. #Outraged? Where is your outrage as NIGERIA IS CONTINUOUSLY BEING RAPED?

Boko Harram Our "New Friend" But We Will Overcome The Challenge! GEJ To World Media

"Niger Delta is quiet now and our oil and gas production has increased, but we now have new friends, Boko Haram, and the time they started, their attacks were quite different. While others used guns, they use bombs but we are coming to grasp with their style and we are building infrastructure now to contain it. Just like we were able to take maximum control of the problems of the Niger Delta situation and the OPC in the South-west, we will take maximum control of Boko Haram,” Goodluck Jonathan President of Nigeria

Thursday, 22 September 2011

Video of Boko Haram's United Nations suicide bomber Mohammed Abul Barra

Videos have emerged purporting to show members of a Nigerian Islamist sect preparing for suicide attacks, including a young man said to be responsible for last month's bombing of the UN headquarters



Nigerian Newspaper "Thisday" Report on Video

Videos have emerged purporting to show members of Boko Haram preparing for suicide attacks, including the image of a young man, Mohammed Abul Barra, said to be responsible for the August 26 bombing of United Nations headquarters in Abuja.

THISDAY has also learnt that last Saturday’s killing of Babakura Fugu, the in-law of the slain Boko Haram leader, apparently for meeting with former President Olusegun Obasanjo, was carried out by the Mamman Nur faction of the sect.

Nur, it would be recalled, was declared wanted by the State Security Service (SSS) for allegedly masterminding the bombing of UN House. The service has now placed a bounty of N25 million on his head.

The two videos obtained by AFP are said to be from Boko Haram and come as concern intensifies over whether it has formed links with outside groups such as Al-Qaeda’s North African branch.

The two videos said to be from the group include speeches totaling some 25 minutes from the alleged UN bomber.

AFP did not verify the authenticity of the videos, but said they seem to offer a window into a form of religious extremism in the country.

They bear hallmarks of past Boko Haram clips and feature speeches by a man identified as Abubakar Shekau, its suspected leader, who went into hiding following a 2009 uprising by the group, AFP reported.

While the sect was long considered a domestic group targeting symbols of Nigerian authority, the videos also show an international emphasis.

They are mostly in the Hausa language but also partly in Arabic.

The voice said to be Shekau’s calls the UN headquarters a “forum of all the global evil” while also offering praise for Osama bin Laden.

The video focusing on the UN bombing, which was among the deadliest targeting the world body, is more than an hour and 15 minutes long.

A soft-spoken, 27-year-old smiling man said to be the UN bomber pleaded with his family to understand his actions, and a vague warning was sent out to “Obama and other infidels”.

During much of his time on the video, he held an AK-47 with two others leaning against the wall. Two gas canisters were on the floor at his feet.

He was rail-thin and wore a striped, polo-style shirt, a turban and what looked to be a suicide vest.

In a phone interview with AFP, a man who claimed to be a spokesman for the sect identified the alleged bomber as Mohammed Abul Barra, a married auto repair worker (mechanic) from Maiduguri, where the group has carried out most of its attacks.

His name was picked in a draw because a number of others also wanted to carry out the mission, according to the spokesman, who identified himself as Abu Qaqa.

The SSS claimed in the days after the UN attack that an Al-Qaeda-linked suspect who recently returned from Somalia, Nur, masterminded the blast. He was declared wanted.

Nur was believed to be third-in-command of Boko Haram when it launched the 2009 uprising.

In one of the videos, reference was also made to an attempted attack on police headquarters in Maiduguri on August 15 and an image was shown of the man said to be the bomber, who was killed by the police officers before the explosives detonated.

Photos of the man killed by police taken by journalists bear a resemblance to the person in the video.

The second video showed the “martyr” for an attack at the police headquarters in Abuja in June, when at least two people were killed.
The videos referred to the group by the name “Jama'atul Ahlil Sunnah lil Da'awal Wal Jihad”, roughly translated as “People Committed to the Prophet’s Teachings for Propagation and Jihad” as a previous video had done.

In the meantime, Fugu’s assassination was said to have been carried out by the Nur group because he was believed to be assisting security agencies in the arrest of suspected members of the sect.

Fugu, whose sister was married to Mohammed Yusuf, the founder of Boko Haram, was believed to have been killed by one Ustaz Mote, who grew up with the Fugus but is believed to be loyal to Nur.

Security agents are currently on the trail of Mote, according to sources within the Joint Military Task Force.

Abubakar Shekau, who is believed to be the spiritual leader of the sect, was reportedly angry over the assassination which he considered to be a further loss in the Fugu family.

The patriarch, Baba Fugu, was killed in the 2009 uprising after turning himself in to the police in Maiduguri.

Shekau, according to sources, described Saturday’s killing as “immoral” because he believed the Fugu family had every right to seek compensation for the perceived injustice it suffered in 2009.

SSS Sunday offered N25 million to any individual who will provide information that will lead to his arrest.

In a statement signed by the agency’s Assistant Director, Public Relations, Marilyn Ogar, she said “Following the bombing of the United Nations (UN) building on 26th August, 2011 in Abuja by Boko Haram, which claimed about twenty three (23) lives, Mamman NUR was identified as the mastermind and security agencies subsequently declared him wanted.”

She further stated that, “A reward of twenty five million naira (N25,000,000) is being offered for information that could lead directly to the apprehension or conviction of Mamman NUR.”

The statement also stressed that “if you have any information concerning this person, please contact the nearest police station, military formation or any other security agency.”

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Abia State Commissioner of Police Bizarre comment on 5 MAN GANG RAPISTS!


We don’t investigate rape cases based on what people put on twitter, when a crime is reported. The DPO must send detective to investigate the scene of the crime, up till now have you seen the victim? Have you seen the scene of crime? Have you seen the suspect? It is a very dangerous rumour that must be dismissed by all good meaning Abians and Nigerians”
Bala Hassan Commissioner of Police Abia State

Video:Nigerian delegation to United Nations raise concern over treatment of Black Africans in Libya

I have time and again criticized the foreign policy of the Nigerian Government under Goodluck Ebele Jonathan and its silence over the execution, rape and ill treatment of Black Africans by Rebels under the command of Libya’s Transitional Council.

It took a while and unrelenting pressure from Nigerian advocacy groups and ever vibrant Nigerian youths on social media network before the government could summon the courage to address the issue.

I am however pleased that the Nigerian government deem it fit to raise the issue during the Interactive Dialogue with: The Commission of inquiry to investigate all alleged violations of international human rights law in the Libyan. Rare thumbs up to the government of Nigeria.





Tuesday, 20 September 2011

ABIA GANG RAPE! Abia State Governors Wife Speaks

The Office of Her Excellency, Mrs Mercy Odochi Orji is absolutely not
oblivious of the current scandalous news making the rounds; alleging a
rape case of a young woman and a student of Abia State University by FIVE
male students.


The Office of Her Excellency, wishes to make it categorically clear that
available report from the leadership of the University said that there was
no such inglorious act and ugly incident in the institution.
His Excellency, Chief T. A. Orji, the Executive Governor of Abia State has
investigated and refuted the allegation. However, we appeal that the
victim should help by giving a lead to enable government bring
perpetrators to book.

Her Excellency has been at the forefront of championing the course of
womanhood and promoting the Girl Child Education, Kicking against Child
trafficking and Abuse, Teenage Pregnancy and Child Labour, and would
therefore stop at nothing to bring the perpetrators to face the long arm
of the law if allegation if found to be true even if happened outside the
institution.

The report as a matter of necessity, justice and fair play should be
substantiated with facts in the interest of our society.

Mrs Mercy Odochi Orji
Wife of the Governor,
Abia State.
mercyodochi@abiastate.gov.ng

ABIA GANG RAPE! Nigerian Law Maker Dabiri calls on victim to come forward!


It saddens my heart to watch and read the story of the Young Lady who was gang-raped by Five men in a video that has circulated on the internet in the last few days. On the 20th of September 2011, I intend to raise the issue on the floor of the House of Representatives. In the meantime, I will appeal to the lady herself, to at least let a few of us know her.

I will ensure that she is protected. She cannot get the justice she deserves if she remains anonymous. From the information I have gathered, I was told that this has become a regular occurrence in some parts of Nigeria. Ladies are gang-raped and they are too timid to speak up for fear of stigmatisation and reprisals..


I plead with anyone who knows her real identity and location to please convince her at least to reach out to me or the appropriate authorities so we can put an end to this. There is no reason or excuse for any woman to be raped. It is illegal and irresponsible. All men and women of good conscience in Nigeria should join me to totally condemn this abominable act.

Abike Dabiri-Erewa,

Member Federal House of Representatives

Ikorodu Federal Constituency 2011.

Monday, 19 September 2011

ABIA GANG RAPE! "Mischief-makers are on the prowl" Abia State Government


Government of Abia State Nigeria


The story is a malicious figment of imagination of whoever originated that story. I said this because it was properly investigated and found not in any way associated with Abia State University Uturu. The Video also being paraded doesn’t any way emanate from any background on ABSU, it is totally not in anywhere around ABSU premises. Even though, the Government and the security agents will further strengthen investigation on this matter.

Therefore, the simple conclusion is that mischief-makers are on the prowl. As long as ABSU is concern that awful event never took place within the campus premises.
The Abia State Government is committed to keeping its entire academic learning centres safe from evildoers. Parents and guardians are assured!

Sir Don Ubani

Honourable Commissioner for Information and Strategy





Curious press release from the Abia State Government in reaction to the ABSU GANG. *Note the state government’s silence on the status of the 5 men as students of Abia State University.

AUDIO! HELP NAIL THE EVIL ABIA 5 ABSU GANG RAPIST!

If you can put a name and face to the voice on the clip below, you would be helping to NAIL! SHAME AND JAIL a Gang of rapist, the names mentioned in the video include! UCHENNA , WISDOM, ZAKI, CHISOM, & IFEANYI / UGBAANYI they are suspected to be students of Abia State University. New tips indicate one is a final year law student and they belong to a cult group. The female lady is said to have links with Imo State. Help Nail a Rapist.





Daily Time of Nigeria Report on the EVIL 5

http://www.dailytimes.com.ng

ABSU students react to gang-rape

A female undergraduate was raped by five men who recorded it and shared the video
ARTICLE | SEPTEMBER 18, 2011 - 1:48PM | BY CHIDI OKOYE

Students of Abia State University (ABSU), Uturu, on Sunday, vowed to unravel the identities of five male students who gang-raped a female undergraduate of the institution on August 16.

The rape, which went on for an hour, was recorded by the rapists, and has been shared via mobile phones in the university, and made its way to the Internet.

In the video, the female student was raped by five males who accused her of insulting one of them. The girl struggled initially, crying and begging her assailants to get off her. The men subdued her by slapping and threatening to kill her. After a while, she gave in and begged them to kill her. The rapists laughed at her and told her that if she didn't co-operate, they would keep her in the room and continue raping her for two days.

"Initially we thought it was a fake video, until someone identified the girl in the video as a student here," said Onyekachi Ndukwe, a final year Law student of the university. "The SUG (Students Union Government) has moved into action to try to get the boys' identities, but we are not resting until those boys are discovered.

This is not the first time we are experiencing such incident. But this time, the criminals have names and we will find them. And when we do, God help them that the security men are around."

One of the rapists is said to be a 400 Level student of Law while another is an IT student. As part of their efforts to unravel the identities of the rapists, male students of the two departments have been subjected to intense scrutiny by their fellow students. Particular attention is being paid to people suspected to be members of secret cults in the university.

"Last year, a female medical student was raped as she was on her way back from night class," said a female lecturer of English Literature in the university who did not want her name published. "Such incidents have been happening and we have been frustrated by the inept security arrangements here and the unwillingness of victims to come forward. This time, hopefully, the rapists will be found and be made an example of.

A security official of the institution, who gave his name as Bowman, confirmed that they have seen the video and are investigating the development. "There is nothing in the video to prove that this happened in our campus, but we are looking into it," he said. "If these boys are here, I can assure you that we will eventually catch them."

Efforts to get an official reaction from the school authorities were unsuccessful. However, the video has reportedly been seen by Governor Theodore Orji of Abia State, and he has allegedly directed that the school authorities meet with him on Monday.

Sunday, 18 September 2011

N25 Million ($175,000) Reward For Nigerias Most Wanted Mamman Nur

Following the bombing of the United Nations (UN) building on 26th August, 2011 in Abuja by Boko Haram, which claimed about twenty three (23) lives, Mamman NUR was identified as the mastermind and security agencies subsequently declared him wanted.

Attached herewith is a picture of Mamman NUR. He is still declared WANTED. A reward of twenty five million naira (N25,000,000=) is being offered for information that could lead directly to the apprehension or conviction of Mamman NUR. If you have any information concerning this person, please contact the nearest Police Station, Military formation or any other security agency.

Marilyn OGAR, msi

Assistant Director Public Relations

Department of State Services


Saturday, 17 September 2011

Wikileak! GEJ! Azazi! Ibori! Mukhtar in List of “Guests” who visited Niger Delta Militants Camp!


Viewing cable 09ABUJA1173, NIGERIA: GON ISSUES AMNESTY DECREE FOR NIGER DELTA

S E C R E T SECTION 01 OF 02 ABUJA 001173
DEPT FOR AF/W, INR/AA

E.O. 12958: DECL: 06/26/2019
TAGS: PREL PGOV NI
SUBJECT: NIGERIA: GON ISSUES AMNESTY DECREE FOR NIGER DELTA
"MILITANTS"

Classified By: Political Counselor Walter N.S. Pflaumer for reasons 1.4
(b) and (d)

¶1. (C) Summary: On June 25, after several hours of
discussion with the Council of State (COS -- a
constitutionally established consultative body of over 50,
including the VP, Chief Justice, all former Heads of State,
all serving state governors and other senior officials)
President Umaru Yar'Adua signed a proclamation offering
amnesty (formally described as a pardon) to Niger Delta
militants who agreed to surrender their weapons, formally
renounce militancy, presenting themselves for this purpose at
one of the centers being established for this purpose in each
of the Delta states. Militants will have until October 4 to
either accept the amnesty or be branded as common criminals.
Details of a package of training, education and
rehabilitation measures are to be announced on June 26, but
are believed to be similar to those described in Ref. A IIR.
On-trial militant leader Henry Okah clearly falls within the
range of this amnesty. Another former Delta militant leader,
Dokubo Asari, who was briefly detained by the State Security
Service while arriving at Lagos airport on June 23, would
presumably be covered as well. We will need to see just how
serious the GON is about implementation; what the modalities
are; whether "militant" types (keeping in mind that some of
the Delta lawlessness is pure criminality) buy in; and
whether a real political and developmental framework follows
to address the fundamental issues in the Delta. End summary.

¶2. (U) In his amnesty proclamation, President Yar'Adua said
that after due consultation with the COS and in exercise of
the powers conferred upon him by the provisions of Section
175 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria,
"I hereby grant amnesty and unconditional pardon to all
persons who have directly or indirectly participated in the
commission of offences associated with militant activities in
the Niger Delta;

The pardon shall take effect upon the surrender and handing
over of all equipment, weapons, arms and ammunition and
execution of the renunciation of Militancy Forms specified in
the schedule hereto, by the affected persons at the nearest
collection centre established for the purpose of Government
in each of the Niger Delta States;

The unconditional pardon granted pursuant to this
proclamation shall extend to all persons presently being
prosecuted for offences associated with militant activities;
and

This proclamation shall cease to have effect from Sunday, 4th
October 2009".

¶3. (SBU) Commenting to the media after he signed the
proclamation, Yar'Adua said: "The offer of amnesty is
predicated on the willingness and readiness of the militants
to give up illegal arms in their possession, completely
renounce militancy in all its ramifications unconditionally,
and depose to an undertaking to this effect." Yar'Adua
caused some confusion by adding that "the offer of amnesty is
open to all militants for a period of sixty days." (Note:
We presume this was merely a slip of the tongue, as there are
one hundred days, not sixty, between now and October 4th.)

¶4. (C) Details of a promised rehabilitation program are not
to be made public until later on June 26, but are believed to
be along the lines of those described in Ref. A IIR (which
appears identical to the June 20 piece in online publication
Sahara Reporters,which is described in Ref. B), and are
expected to include long term peace building initiatives to
fund educational programs and stimulate employment in the
Delta region.

¶5. (C) The provisions of the amnesty would appear to apply to

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Henry Okah, one of the alleged leaders of the Movement for
the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) who is currently
the subject of a secret trial for treason and arms smuggling.
Observers note, however, that it is less clear whether or
not they would apply to those whose names were included on
what has been described as a "guest list" found in one of the
camps of militant leader Tompolo when it was captured in
mid-May during the Joint Task Force's offensive in the area.
According to Ref. C IIR, those included on the list are:

¶1. James Ibori, former Governor Delta State
¶2. Goodluck Jonathan, Vice-President and former Governor
Bayelsa State
¶3. Emmanuel Uduaghan, Governor Delta State
¶4. Diepreye S.P. Alamieyesegha, former Governor Bayelsa
State
¶5. Ovie Omo Agege, former Secretary to Delta State Governor
¶6. Owoye Andrew Azazi, former Chief of Defense Staff
¶7. Name deleted
¶8. Godsday Orubebe, Minister of state for Niger Delta
Affairs
¶9. Ibrahim Oghohi, former Chief of Defense Intelligence

¶6. (S//NF) According to the senior level GON official who was
the source of Ref. C, the seventh name on the list, which has
been removed, was National Security Advisor Sarki Mukhtar,
whose name was deleted by NSA staff to avoid political
embarrassment. Most of the above names (other than Mukhtar)
are also mentioned in the June 20 Sahara Reporters article.

¶7. (C) Comment: It will take a few days for the full details
of the rehabilitation and resettlement package are made
known, and for key militant leaders have a chance to react to
them. Until then, it will not be clear whether this proposal
stands any chance to get off the ground. Too many military
officers, national politicians, Delta politicians, militant
leaders and community leaders are making money from the
current situation, and will want to thwart any attempt to
"fix" the Delta by accepting and supporting this amnesty or
anything else. End comment.
SANDERS

Friday, 16 September 2011

Shocking Video: Governor Adams Oshiomhole's Gross Abuse Of Power by Sahara TV



On Monday Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo state ran to the scene of a demolition exercise in Benin city. The governor visited the site to see how some controversial demolition was executed by the state Task Force on Demolition of Illegal Properties.
Apparently angered by some demolitions that he claimed was mischievously done by the team Mr. Oshiomhole publicly scolded Major Lawrence Loye (rtd), the task force chair. As it turned out, Major Loye and his team had demolished buildings belonging to the former governor of the state, Samuel Ogbemudia and a former senator, Roland Owei. Both men are strong political "heavyweights" with close links to the governor.

As shown in this video, Governor Oshiomhole not only scolded the task force chair but the military in him took over as he ordered the arbitrary arrest of Major Loye for carrying out his duties in the state.


Source www.saharareporters.com

Thursday, 15 September 2011

Names & Faces of some Victims of the United Nations Boko-Harram car bombing

Mr. Abraham Osunsanya (Administrative Assistant, WHO), Mr. Stephen Obamoh (Radio Operator, UNDP), Mrs. Felicia Nkwuokwu (Receptionist, UN Common Services, UNDP), Mr. Iliya David Musa (Receptionist, UN Common Services, UNDP) and Mr. Ahmed Abiodun Adewale-Kareem (Shipping Assistant, UNICEF).

Others are: Mr. Elisha Enaburekhan (Driver, UNAIDS), Dr. Edward Dede (National Professional Officer, WHO) Mr. Johnson Awotunde (Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist, UNICEF), Mr. Musa Ali (Zonal Logistics Assistant for North West Zone, WHO) and Ms. Rahmat Abdullahi (Registry Clerk, UNDP).
A Norwegian, Ms. Ingrid Midtgaard, an Associate Expert with the UNODC, is the only non-Nigerian who died in the blast.

The non-UN staff were: Mr. Sunday James Ebere (Shipping Agent, Balast Agency), Mr. Ndubuisi Bright (Hospitality Industry Consultant), Ms. Kate Demehin (Federal Ministry of Health), Ms. Caroline Michael (Guard), Mr. Sunday Omelenyi (Guard), Mr.Yakubu Garuba (Guard) and Mr. Abiodun Cyril Adeseye (Julius Berger).
Others are: Ms. Patricia Ekwetinge (Travel Agent), Ms. Joy Audu (Nigeria Cleaning Services) and Mr. Paul Waziri (Nigeria Cleaning services).


•Patricia Ekwerigbe was a 2003 graduate of Mass Communication from Auchi Poly. She was from Ishoko North, Delta State. She got a job as a travel agent with Six Continental Travel and Tours in 2007. Her office was located on the ground floor of the UN building.

•Joy Audu, 24, hailed from Okene, Kogi State. She had an OND in Computer Science and planned to proceed to a university. While awaiting her UME results she secured a job a job as a cleaner with Nigeria Cleaning Services. She was the eighth of nine children.

•Ingrid Midtgaard, 30, was a lawyer. She was the only foreigner who died in the blast, and had worked at the Judicial System Monitoring Programme (JSMP), an NGO in East Timor. She was due to leave Nigeria before the end of this year.

•Musa Ali worked with WHO as the Zonal Logistics Assistant for the North West Zone, based in Kano. WHO said “Musa’s excellent performance contributed to the significant reduction in polio burden in recent years”, saying that just before his death, he had been elected Vice President (North West Zone) of the WHO Staff Association. He left behind a widow and three children.

•Johnson Awotunde, 55, was with UNICEF as a specialist in Monitoring and Evaluation. His work was critical for the production, with the government, of the best facts and statistics on the state of children. These are used widely by aid professionals as they assess need and decide where to place resources. He was from Iragbiji in Osun state. He left a widow and six children.

•Edward Dede worked with WHO as National Professional Officer, Routine Immunisation. His significant contribution to strengthening routine immunisation, polio eradication and other accelerated control of vaccine-preventable diseases was not limited to Nigeria. Dr Dede contributed to several regional initiatives. He left behind a widow and two children.

•Rahmat Abdullahi, from Kwara state, had tried to secure a job with the UN for five years. Early this year, she joined the UNDP as a registry clerk.

•Abiodun Cyril Adeseye worked with Julius Berger and was assigned as a cleaner to the UN building. He returned from the burial of his mother two weeks before the blast and was involved in a car accident four days to the blast.

•Abraham A. Osunsanya was instrumental at WHO in boosting donor confidence through strengthening the administration of immunisation to save the lives of children. He left behind a widow and two children.

•Ahmed Abiodun Adewale-Kareem was a logistician at UNICEF and developed expertise on the safe importation of vaccines for mass immunisation campaigns. The delivery of millions of doses underpinned the success of immunisation campaigns. He was married with two children.



















Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Femi Fani Kayode! Wikileak OBJ 3RD TERM Story About Me! A Wicked Fiction.

The fever that is raging in Nigeria today is "wikileaks". Yet as entertaining as these secret communications are the truth is that if you believe everything that you read in Julian Assange's "leaks" then you will believe anything. I say this based on my own personal experiences. So far I have been fingered twice by them and in both cases I can assure you that the stories were fabrications.


They simply never happened. The first story (which was published in an internet magazine called "Nigerians Abroad" with wikileaks as it's source) claimed that I had lunch with my father and traditional ruler his Royal Majesty the Ooni of Ife, his son Prince Tokunboh Sijuwade and the then American Ambassador to Nigeria Mr. John Campbell in the Ooni's home in Lagos and that at that lunch we collectively "begged" the Americans to support President Olusegun Obasanjo's bid for a third term in office. Yet the truth is that this NEVER happened. The four of us NEVER had lunch together in Lagos or anywhere else at any point in time and we never had any other sort of meeting throughout the four years that I was in government, let alone discuss "third term".

If there was ever any meeting between the Ooni of Ife, Tokunboh Sijuwade and John Campbell I was certainly not there but I assure you that even if such a meeting between the three of them ever took place the Ooni of Ife, being one of the most reverred and respected traditional rulers in Nigeria,would never "beg" anyone for anything, least of all the Ambassador of a foreign nation.

If anyone doubts my assertion that the four of us never met I challenge them to ask the Ooni himself or Tokunbo Sijuwade. The second story was that I had a Virgin Nigeria airport manager beaten up by 6 state security officers when I was Minister of Aviation because he would not delay a flight for a Presidential aide. They also said that I had the Virgin Airlines V1P lounge at Murtala Mohammed International Airport ransacked by "basebat wielding" security men because I wanted the lounge closed down. Again these events NEVER happened.

As a matter of fact I was the one that approved the VIP lounge for Virgin at the international wing of the airport when I was Minister of Aviation and they continued to function there smoothly for over a year after I left office. Yet even though this was all bunkum this ridiculous story was recently published in a hitherto respected medium like Rupert Murdoch's Times of London which quoted wikileaks as their source of information.

I have of course briefed my UK lawyers and I intend to sue the Times who did not deem it fit to ask for my side of the story before going to press and publishing this falsehood. They will now be compelled by a British court of law to prove that these events actually took place. Again if anyone doubts my assertion that neither of these two incidents with Virgin EVER took place when I was Minister of Aviation they should reach Sir Richard Branson, the Chairman of Virgin or John Adebanjo, his representative in Nigeria, and ask them.

They should also get the name of the Virgin Airline manager that was allegedly "beaten up" and tortured by state security operatives on my orders, get the names and description of the officers that did the beating, tell us exactly what location, what time, what day, what month and what year this event took place and finally get the assaulted and tortured manager himself and the former Managing Director of Virgin Nigeria to give a press conference and tell us exactly what happened.

The problem is that Nigerians always like to assume the worst about their leaders but when it comes to allegations that appear in wikileaks we have to be very careful and far more circumspect. This is because simply because an event was reported to have happened by a low ranking American embassy official, the Consul-General or the Ambassador himself does not always mean that it is true. They are human beings as well and not angels and sometimes they embellish stories, fabricate lies, exagerrate events, sensationalise discussions or just base their reports on fake stories and idle gossip that they have been fed by their desperate, ever-ready and ever-eager to please local informants. We should stop being so gullible when we are fed these sensational reports and we should learn to be far more discerning than we are. Not everything that American diplomats and spies file and write in their secret reports to Washington is true. I know this from my own personal experience and the libellous falsehood that they wrote about me.